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YearSocial Security BeneficiariesPopulation% of GDP collected for Social Security% of GDP spent on Social Security% of population coveredCombined employer and employee contribution rateworker / beneficiary ratio% Elderly in poverty% of 18-64 year-olds in poverty% of payroll falling under the payroll capYearPoverty gap between 65+ and 18-64 year-olds% of GDP spent on Social Security

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19402224881321645690.38%0.06%0.17%2.00%159.492.4194000.06%

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194512881071399281650.64%0.14%0.92%2.00%41.987.919450.14%

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195034772431513257981.07%0.37%2.30%3.00%16.579.719500.37%

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195579606161659312021.56%1.28%4.80%4.00%8.680.319551.28%

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1960148445891793231752.19%2.16%8.28%6.00%510%35.20%17.00%78.1196018.2%2.16%

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1965208667671943030002.42%2.55%10.74%7.25%400%28.50%10.50%71.3196518%2.55%

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1970262286292050520003.18%2.95%12.79%8.40%370%24.60%9.00%78.2197015.6%2.95%

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1975320845112159730003.82%3.87%14.86%9.90%320%15.30%9.20%84.419756.1%3.87%

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1980355849552277260003.89%3.95%15.63%10.16%320%15.70%10.10%88.919805.6%3.95%

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1985370583172384660004.44%4.13%15.54%11.40%3.312.60%11.30%88.919851.3%4.13%

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1990398321252501320005.00%3.97%15.92%12.40%3.412.20%10.70%87.219901.5%3.97%

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1995433872592665570004.67%4.06%16.28%12.40%3.310.50%11.40%85.81995-0.900000000000001%4.06%

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2000454147942814220004.99%3.65%16.14%12.40%3.49.90%9.60%83.220000.3%3.65%

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http://www.ssa.gov/history/pdf/T5a4.pdfhttp://www.ssa.gov/history/pdf/4a2009.pdfhttp://www.ssa.gov/history/pdf/4a2009.pdfhttp://www.ssa.gov/history/pdf/t2a3.pdfhttp://www.ssa.gov/history/ratios.htmlhttp://www.census.gov/hhes/www/poverty/data/historical/people.htmlhttp://aging.senate.gov/crs/ss9.pdfhttp://www.ssa.gov/history/pdf/4a2009.pdf

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More support:http://www.nber.org/aginghealth/summer04/w10466.html

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